Soup Season

Soup Season

“I live on good soup, not on fine words.” ~ Moliere

Soup Season

It’s the last of photos taken in Barnesworth Anubis’ house. The event has already switched over but this was such a fabulous place to showcase the great pieces I have recently acquired. Finally we’re in the dining room, where the centerpiece is Kalie Firelyte’s sexy dining set for ROMP. Now, typically this may not seem so sexy but it includes several animations in chairs and table that makes it sexy. A very innocuous piece can suddenly become amorous with the right person (especially if you thought you wanted to do it in every room of the house). I decorated with various pieces from gachas at Shiny Shabby, including some darling pieces like the photo hanger from AnaisTerpallie and DanielEstro, the garlands and side table. Jake Vordun does some great work and he’s featuring a picture perfect chandelier at Shiny Shabby and I found pieces from Jammeh’s gacha to make perfect side pieces. Thanks again to tastemaker Sabein Streeter, who organized my stuff and placed a lot of it. All I had to do was go in and put the final touches.

Soup Season

The story is about soup because it’s on my mind a lot. I have made Mark Bittmann’s chunky vegetable soup three times now in the past couple weeks (as delivery of my CSA boxes winds up for the season), and today we had a carrot squash soup with ginger that my mom made. A ratatouille will no doubt make it to the table because there is an eggplant and a box of thyme on the counter. (When did this turn into a cooking blog?)

I put together this casual look with Miffyhoi Rosca’s cuddly soft knit mesh dress as the centerpiece and Darling Monday’s boots as the accompaniment. Available in several autumn-pretty colors, the dress includes a HUD for changing the belt color, so I was able to match it to my boots. Queue Marlowe’s beautifully wavy, side-caught ponytail is a lovely top for this casual look. Umazuma Metaluna made actual system skins for Chapter Four, a lovely set with her characteristic moles and finely-groomed brows. I added Constance Daehlie’s pale lipstick to the look to accentuate my soup warmed blush.

Soup Season

Hair: AD – september – DARK BROWNS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Nicky – Bare face(honey) CB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Lipstick: #adored – slayer lips – barely by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyes: .ID. September Eyes / Blue by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: =Zenith=Autumn Long Dress (Blue) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Philippa earrings – Cobalt by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Bangles: *YS&YS* Antibes Brac Brown by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Boots: fri. – Rosie.Boots (Buck) by Darling Monday for fri.day, available at Shiny Shabby*

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang

Décor:

  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Garland by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Chair by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Photo Frame – Light by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Table by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • Jian :: Saxton Dining Chair (Adult) by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *
  • Jian :: Saxton Dining Table by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *
  • Jian :: Saxton Dining Setting (Clean) by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *
  • {what next} Winter Harvest Soup Tray by Winter Thorn for {what next}
  • Con.&floorplan. framed poster / aeronautique by Tegin Serin and Wavie Haller for Consignment and floorplan *
  • AF Annan Reclaimed Wardrobe by warehousefifteendesign for Apple Fall

Soup Season

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Mellow

Mellow

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” ~ Samuel Butler

Mellow

The days are still golden this autumn. I was able to take time and toss out the flowers in the window boxes and trim the euonymus and then I sat down to listen to the radio for a bit, lounging on the sofa. In this case, the sofa is part of Alia Baroque’s featured set at ROMP this month, appropriately packed with poses for lounging and love making. I have decorated the family room with various pieces from Shiny Shabby—autumn and vintage pieces from Paolla Flux, pillows from Kunst and Hoorenbeek, chairs and tables from Soyoy, qu0op, and jammeh, and a charming piano from Marinestella. DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie have made the awesome ladder bookshelf for The Men’s Dept and Cherelle Capra has leant color to the room with her pieces for the Color Me Project. My radio is from the talented Lauren Bentham, who is offering prizes for the Peatonville Asylum game from MadPea, opening later this week (which I will write more about soon). And of course, this is all housed in Barnesworth Anubis’ lovely house for Collabor88.

Mellow

Today I am casual in a baseball tee made for the season from Flutter Memel and Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus’ fantastic mesh jeans which have been refitted for the Maitreya body and also nicely fit my Belleza body with few adjustments. My skin is Shyla Diggs’ newest, a look that is fresh and comfortable on my own face, the most “me” look I can imagine, and my braid is MissAllSunday Lemon’s great fishtail braid for Fameshed.

Mellow

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Faith Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: -Belleza- Faye SK Dk Br 1 by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Flirtacious  eye collection – 12 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Top: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Baseball Tee – Vintage Skull by Flutter Memel for Flowey *

Jeans: L&B Swear (*Fitted*) “Flare” Denim Jeans by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Nail appliers: [LB Ombre2] *Belleza* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Décor:

  • .07 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Wood planks stool (b) by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • .03 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Pillows (wall) by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Soy. Corduroy Chair w/ texture change by Soyoy for Soy., available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Barn by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Autumn Wall Branch – Brown/Dk Org by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Area Rug – Fallen Leaves Dark by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Ottoman – Fall Stripe (12pos) by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Autumn Wreath – Berry Mix by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • ~Libertine~ Floor clutter, candle and books by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Floor clutter, decorative cushion by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Viscount Couch, Mature Ed. [v.1.0] by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Table mess, porto and letters by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • junk. arch lamp. tall. by Tab Tatham for junk
  • AF Books by warehousefifteendesign for Apple Fall

House: [ba] tabor cottage by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available at Collabor88*

Mellow

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. ~Carol Bishop Hipps

Bittersweet

Around the fireplace

Welcome to this omnibus blog, where I show photos of my living room from Barnesworth Anubis’ house for Collabor88 jam packed with wonderful goodies, mostly from this month’s Shiny Shabby, showing you CAN do one-stop shopping and walk away with a sim’s worth. I can’t comment on everything shown but will make passing comments on each photo.

There are a ton of gachas at Shiny Shabby, including those from Kunst and Hoorenbeek, Toro, Reverie, Apt B, and Concept. ConceptDesign’s awesome plywood chairs come with color change for the cushions and pillows for lots of mix and match fun.

Bittersweet

The horse’s corner

Take a ride on Eku Zhong’s antique horse for Shiny Shabby. Rugs abound among the gachas, of course, but if you want an alternative, Whimsy Winx and Sasy Scarborough have cooked up several sets of wonderful rugs for décor, sold at their stores.

Bittersweet

The bay window

Barnesworth chocked this house full of cozy bay windows for sitting or decorating. I threw Kunst Himmel’s pillows up there (which include poses), and put a fern from ConceptDesigns out.

Bittersweet

The front window

A sitting area by the front windows (with a crisp fall breeze floating in) includes hand chairs jammeh and a pretty chest of drawers and mirror from Paolla Flux’s gacha at Shiny Shabby.

Bittersweet

The “kinky” bookcase

ROMP is opening today, and I will be featuring more from that later this week, but I couldn’t help but put one of Anaisterpellie’s kinky lamps from ROMP up on the bookshelf from ConceptDesign, holding a very cute country shelf from FadeArcade.

My obligatory close-up shows Abraxxa Anatine’s funky eyeglasses matched with jewelry from Maxi Gossamer for Fameshed and the yummy sweater set from Theatra Blackheart for Shiny Shabby. An easy ponytail from Karla Marama makes sense with this casual look and another one of Sawsan Secretspy’s luscious skins has hit her store.

And yeah, this was a fuckload of work with more coming. Thanks again, Sabein, for helping me get there.

Bittersweet

Hair: pr!tty – Nahla – {Medium Roots} by Karla Marama for pr!tty, available at Shiny Shabby*

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Fatma Golden 03 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Flirtacious  eye collection – 4 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at The Cosmetic Fair *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kornelia lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Sweater/skirt combo: E-Clipe Jolie V4 by Theatra Blackheart for E-Clipse, available at Shiny Shabby*

Eyeglasses: EarthStones Eyeglasses – The Classic – Brights by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Celestine Heart – Short by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Leggings: erratic / basics – leggings by Erratic Rain for erratic *

Boots: shine by [ZD] VINTAGE COWBOY BOOTS cognac by Cecilia Blachere for shine by [ZD]

House: [ba] tabor cottage by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available atCollabor88 *

Around the fireplace:

  • concept}  Corner set –  08 Chair Classic- RARE by ConceptDesign for concept}, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • concept}  Corner set –  07 Chair Colors – RARE by ConceptDesign for concept}, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • concept}  Corner set –  09 Chair Pastel – RARE by ConceptDesign for concept}, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Apt B // Snuggle Up Basket by FadeArcade for Apt B, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Soy. Solid Wood Center Table by Soyoy for Soy., available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Toro. Magazine + Espresso shot by jammeh for Toro., available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Soy. Book one is reading by Soyoy for Soy., available at Shiny Shabby*
  • .08 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Mason jar & candle by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • W.Winx & Flair – Rug Set – Striped by Whimsy Winx and Sasy Scarborough for W.Winx & Flair *
  • Soy. Mini Leather Stool w/ texture change by Soyoy for Soy., available at Shiny Shabby*
  • {Reverie} Day Dream – World’s End Clock  – Autumn [RARE] by Paolla Flux for {Reverie}, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • :HAIKEI: white cosmos pot by qo0op for :HAIKEI:, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Con.&floorplan. framed poster / football by Tegin Serin and Wavie Haller for Consignment and floorplan *
  • Apt B // Snuggle Up Logs by FadeArcade for Apt B, available at Shiny Shabby*

Horse’s corner

  • Soy. Mini Leather Stool w/ texture change by Soyoy for Soy., available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Trompe Loeil – Classic Newsprint Wall Art Penn Station by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil *
  • Dutchie hanging fern by Froujke Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • .07 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Wood planks stool (b) by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • W.Winx & Flair – Rug Set – Creamy by Whimsy Winx and Sasy Scarborough for W.Winx & Flair *
  • Culprit Beloved Rocking Horse B by Eku Zhong for Culprit, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • 6. Apple Fall Shauna’s Chair by warehousefifteendesign for Apple Fall

Bay window:

  • .04 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Wood planks table by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • .10 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Autumn carpet by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • .03 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Pillows (wall) by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • .02 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Pillows (floor) RARE by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • concept}  Corner set –  01. Plant box by ConceptDesign for concept}, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Dutchie hanging fern by Froujke Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

Front window:

The “kinky” bookshelf

Bittersweet

A House is a Home

A House is a Home

a house is a home where the chores are never done
where you spend your whole life running to and from
and if the life that you live is not the life you choose
make your child a home and start anew

~ “A House is a Home” by Ben and Ellen Harper

A House is a Home

As I blogged yesterday, my trip to the Home and Garden Expo 2014 was very fruitful. I found many home treasures for both exterior and interior. I decorated one room of Froukje Hoorenbeek’s fabulous villa with a few treasures to share. Most of them are donation items at Home and Garden Expo 2014 , which means that 100% of the money earned from their sale goes to Relay for Life in SL. It seems like a gimme: get something awesome and donate to RFL all at once.

So let me tick through some of these items. First, Eku Zhong, who makes some awesome stuff, is co-sponsoring a sim at H.G.E. and she has donated the money from the sale of the brown leather sofa and chaise plus a black set and some other goodies to RFL. Eku does absolutely great textures and buildings for her business (as well as sexy shoes for her other label, Koikoi). I broke down and bought her Dragonfly Cottage at the H.G.E.

A House is a Home

Loz Hyde is also co-sponsoring a sim at H.G.E. and he is offering this coffeetable and a similarly-shaped ottoman for donation. I recolored the table to match the décor (thank you for leaving it mod, Loz). The stately armchair in the corner is one of a set of chairs that Apple Fall is offering with full donation going to RFL.

A House is a Home

John2010 Dexler has made a few things for the H.G.E. including the artwork above the fireplace from Cleom Bailey. I framed it in black (thank you, Stephen) so it would stand out against the great wallpaper Froukje made for this room. Rod Eun specializes in “low prim” furniture, which means textures on prim blocks, but they look good and are inexpensive and his blanket chest here donates 100% to RFL as does the awesome samovar from Rusalka Writer. Plato Novo is providing a set of lamps with pithy quotes on the shades for RFL’s cause and Laurent83 Waco made the tray that brightens up the room with croissant and tea.

And here is a shot of Froukje’s lovely villa in the full sun.

A House is a Home

Villa: Dutchie Villa Utrecht  by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie, available at the Home Expo 2014 *

Interior:

Thank you, Etrone, for getting me through this!

The Dog Days

The Dog Days

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. There is no thunder, no relieving rain. These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after.” ~ Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

The Dog Days

Before I launch into the main segment of this entry, I want to share a little trick with you about making hyperlinks in your profile. It’s very easy to do if you know the correct code.

In your profile, in a chat, etc, you can “link” a slurl or a url very easily. This is the protocol:

[https://slfashionpassion.wordpress.com A Passion for Virtual Fashion]

If you insert this into your profile, this is what you will see:

Capture1

But this is what everyone else will see:

Capture2

THIS does chew up extra characters in your profile, so be careful using it. Consider using a tinyurl or another truncated url. And watch your spaces. Any before the http:// will screw it up.

Woot!

The Dog Days

It’s the dog days of summer, though I am enjoying lovely sunny weather and cool breezes. I dressed up accordingly with a cheerful mien so I could face these dog days with happiness. And what a lot of happiness the grid is offering right now. First start with the new hair from Truth that he is offering at Uber. In two different face-framing styles, the hair includes a darling color change hair band with a series of great textures. My skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s lovely work for Designer Showcase, a clean palette for your choice of makeups, and I chose lipstick from Constance Daehlie.

My beautifully designed top is one of Erratic Rain’s pieces for Uber. She designed the mesh top to bottom for both this and the shorts she is selling and the textures are gorgeous. I found a pretty little necklace from Menieelee Gelles at the Chapter Four to match and a skirt from nodoka Vella. Pretty new peeptoes from LacunaInc make the look complete.

Oh.. and my dawgs. Nina Helix is offering another gacha full of ferocious pups and Apple Fall was selling this ceramic pug that I have repurposed, both at Chapter Four.

The Dog Days

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Malibu 2 by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Uber *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Renata tan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Designer Circle *

Lipstick: #adored – sugarlips – pink-a-boo 3 by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Top: erratic / amber – tie-up shirt / pink colorblock by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Uber *

Skirt: {amiable}Tea-Length Skirt by nodoka Vella for {amiable}

Necklace: Soothe. Stone bijou necklace (coral) by Menieelee Gelles for ASO, available at the Chapter Four

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Maai * Slink * hands & feet * Darling by Snow Wolfhunter for Maai

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: *LACUNA* Satin Peep Toe Heels (Slink) – Vivacious by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Pugs: Apple Fall Pug Ceramic Décor by Apple Fall for Apple Fall, available at the Chapter Four

Chihuahua: Alchemy/Birdy – Chi Chi Chihuahua – Spike – Brown by Nina Helix for Alchemy, available at the Chapter Four

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin, available at Collatbor88